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Top 10 Films-Set-In-Paris-During-The-1970s

Top 10 Films-Set-In-Paris-During-The-1970s

Follow @DistractedFilm Out 1 – (Jacques Rivette, 1971) Nominated by me and seconded by @SkotArmstrong. Out 1 is one of the crowning achievements of Rivette’s remarkable career. Conceived as a television mini-series, this near-thirteen-hour monolith consists of eight feature-length episodes revolving around two theatre troupes, blackmail and conspiracy. Multiple characters introduce multiple plotlines, weaving a […]

Top 10 Glasses-Of-Water-In-Cinema

Top 10 Glasses-Of-Water-In-Cinema

Follow @Distractedfilm In no particular order. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams & David Zucker, 1980) Nominated by @liznorton88. Seconds (John Frankenheimer, 1960) Suggested by @barker11818. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963) @JHPCine suggested this one. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1979) Thanks to @SimonDale1965. Down Terrace (Ben Wheatley, 2009) Nominated by @chrdgriebe. North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) Thanks […]

Top 10 Timepieces In Cinema

Top 10 Timepieces In Cinema

Follow @DistractedFilm Timepieces in cinema, like offices, are prisons. Mental prisons rather than physical, the mental prison as a deadline. They bind and squeeze the protagonist’s soul. They are reminders of his mortality, and they are a source of tension against which filmmakers measure the character’s well being. When a timepiece shows up in a […]